Henry C. Miller Collection - Thomas Elder 4/1917:922 - Henry C. Hines Collection - Carl Wurtzbach Collection - Dr. William H. Sheldon - Abe Kosoff, 1947 - T. James Clarke Collection - Abe Kosoff 4/1956:300 - Willard C. Blaisdell - Roy E. Naftzger, Jr. Collection - Jerry A. Bobbe - Richard Burdick - R.E. “Ted” Naftzger, Jr. Collection - Eric Streiner - Chris Victor-McCawley, sold privately in 1995 - Twin Leaf Collection (W.M. "Jack" Wadlington) - Stack’s/Bowers 7/16/2015:2307, $18,800
Stack's 9/1996:1041 - Dennis Loring - John Gervasoni - Bowers & Merena 12/2003:171 - Superior 6/2004:164 - Superior 1/2005:80 - Goldbergs 5/2005:24 - Goldbergs 2/2006:496 - Heritage 1/2007:443 - Adam Mervis Collection - Heritage 1/2014:2217 - Heritage 10/2014:4604, $17,037.50
Kagin's 7/1977:428 - Stack's 3/1996:32 - Deni Loring - Burkey Collection - Kingswood 2/2000:16 - American Numismatic Rarities 1/2004:1123 - John Gervasoni - Stack's 7/2008:1136 - Greensboro Collection - Heritage 1/2013:5528, $25,850 - Heritage 4/2013:4120, $20,117.18
T. J. Clarke Collection - Abe Kosoff 4/1956:299 - Norweb Collection - Bowers & Merena 11/1988:2938, $2,970 - Denis Loring - Superior 9/1999:518 - Bowers & Merena 1/2000:19 - Heritage 2/2000:5297, not sold
Proof 1838 Large Cents are fairly plentiful in that at least a dozen examples are known, which is a fairly large number for a Proof coin of that period. Many of the examples have long pedigrees full of famous names, indicating that they have been known and recognized for many years. Apparently, the Mint used only the dies for 1838 Newcomb 11 to produce the Proofs, as that is the only variety recongized in Denis Loring's census for the date.
The majority of the known Proofs exhibit brown surfaces, with only traces of original mint color, if at all. Only a couple of examples have been called Red-Brown and only one example is known with full Red color.
Strike quality is generally good on this date, but occasional weakness can be seen on some of the obverse stars, especially at the top and right.
The price record for this date belongs to the PCGS PR64RD that sold in a Stack's sale in July of 2008 for $97,750.
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